Kathryn Harrison (b. 1988, FL) is an accomplished New York-based photographer, art director, and educator with over a decade of experience in visual storytelling, project management, and creative production.

She is Faculty at International Center of Photography (@icp)

Available for assignment

Email: kharrison@icp.edu
Social: @kathryn_harrison
Direct Message: here!

Aperture Magazine, The Atlantic, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Epic (Little America, Apple TV), Epic Magazine, Financial Times, Foot Locker, For Freedoms, Fotografia Magazine, The Heavy Collective, Inc Magazine, The Marshall Project, The New York Times Magazine, Nike, Oxford American, PDN, The Reservoir Quarterly, Smithsonian Magazine, among others.

2018     MFA in Photography, Yale University
2015     BFA in Photography & Digital Imaging, Ringling College of Art & Design
2014     Certificate in Creative Practice, International Center of Photography

Selected Exhibitions
Take It From Here, Abakus Projects, Boston, MA
Take It From Here, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (curated by Zora J Murff and Rana Young)
Blue-Stained Walls, Hawkins Court, Sarasota, FL, March 2020
What Does Democracy Look Like, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Take It From Here, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO
Take It From Here, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO
My Hand is Your Hand, Space 15 Twenty Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Signs from the Interior, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Signs from the Interior, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Willis Smith Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Unbecoming, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Unbecoming, David Zwirner, New York, NY (organized by the artist James Welling)
Unbecoming, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Willis Smith Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Feast, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Voices Off Festival, Cour de l’Archevêché, Arles, FR
LensCulture Emerging Talent Projections, International Center of Photography Museum, New York
Picturing Family, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
MFA Class of 2018, Yale School of Art Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Senior Thesis, Willis Smith Gallery, Sarasota, FL
S(c)ene, Collectiv National, Antwerpen, BE
Best of Ringling: Photography, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
13th Annual Women's Exhibition, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
The Photo Show 2015, Ringling College, Sarasota, FL
Spectacle, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Elective Affinities, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Awards & Honors
American Photography 37 Awards, winner, 2021
Leica Oskar Barnack Award, nominee, 2020
Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography, Yale School of Art, 2018
Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship, mentored by Maggie Steber, International Center of Photography, 2018
Snider Prize, The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, winner, 2018
Richard “Chip” Benson Endowed Scholarship Award, Yale School of Art, 2018
LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, winner, 2016
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2014
Rita K Hillman Award for Excellence, International Center of Photography, 2014
Creative Quarterly 38-39, Photography, runner-up, 2014
Juror's Award, Best of Ringling: Photography, Ringling College of Art & Design, 2014

Permanent Collections
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Curatorial Projects
Signs from the Interior Exhibition:
Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL, May 30 - July 30, 2019
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, January 26 - March 3, 2019

Family Frames Exhibition for Don't Smile, March 2020 
Family Frames: curated by Kathryn Harrison, published by Don't Smile / Indy Pub, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Teaching & Artist Visits
Aperture Foundation
International Center of Photography
Maine College of Art
Ringling College of Art & Design
State University of New York, Purchase College
University of South Florida, Judy Genshaft Honors College
Yale School of Art

Activism & Fundraising
Co-organizer of Photographs for Purpose, A Fundraiser for Change, June 25 - July 31, 2020
Photographs for Purpose is a fundraiser supported by the work of 68 photographers, who have agreed to sell prints of their work to benefit four organizations devoted to racial, economic, and social justice in America. 

Selected Features, Commissions, Publications, Interviews, etc.
Chicago's Underground Radio, Podcast Episode 17: MoCP Executive Director Natasha Egan leads a discussion with Chicago-based artists and educators Bob Thall and Cecil McDonald, Jr., November 2023
INC. 5000, This American Tech Company CEO Had 150 Employees in Ukraine When Russia Invaded. Instead of Losing Hope, He Joined Them. For Kitrum co-founder Vlad Kytainyk, leading through a crisis meant keeping his employees safe in a war zone. By Kevin J. Ryan, INC; Photography by Kathryn Harrison, August 2022
Financial Times, Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood, by Harriet Agnew, Portraits (+ Cover) by Kathryn Harrison, March 2022
Paris-Aperture Photobook Award, Shortlist, Take It From Here, group exhibition catalogue, curated by Zora J Murff and Rana Young, 2021
AI-AP American Photography 37 AwardsDesign Director: Elan Kiderman, Designer: Katie Park, Photo Editor: Celina Fang, 2021
Take It From Here, Exhibition Catalogue Published by theretherenow. Designed by Travis Shaffer, August 2021
The Marshall Project, They Agreed to Meet Their Mother’s Killer. Then Tragedy Struck Again, online, July 2020
The Atlantic, The Limits of Restorative Justice, by Eli Hager, photography by Kathryn Harrison, July 2020
W Magazine, Photographers Band Together Once More to Raise Money for Charity, online, July 2020
Hyperallergic, Support Anti-Racist Organizations Through Art Sales and Fundraisers, online, July 2020
Photographs for Purpose, A Fundraiser for Change, Organized by Kathryn Harrison and Michael Adno, 2020
Family Frames: curated by Kathryn Harrison, published by Don't Smile / Indy Pub, 68 page paperback, March 2020
Epic, Little America: Incredible True Stories of Immigrants in America, in print, March 2020
Booooooom, Photo, by Anna Schneider, online, November 2019
It’s Nice That, Photography, Interview with Ruby Boddington, online, April 2019
Aperture Magazine, Issue 233, Family, Text by John Jeremiah Sullivan, in print and online, Winter 2018
New York Times Magazine, Gillian Flynn, in print and online, November 2018
Smithsonian Magazine, Joanne Freeman, in print, August 2018
The Cut, The Yale Photography Show Dwells in Negative Space, by Sarah Nechamkin, online, 2018
T Magazine, Unbecoming, online, 2018
Paper Journal, Yale School of Art Photography Graduates, online, September 2018
For Freedoms/Class Action Collective, Billboards in New Haven, CT, 2018
Musée Magazine, Art Out: Yale MFA Photography 2018 Thesis Show, online, 2018
Hyperallergic, Yale Photography MFAs Smash the Thin Border Between Fiction and Reality, online, 2018
Unbecoming, Yale Thesis Catalog, in print, 2018
Format Magazine, online, 2018
The Heavy Collective, The Reservoir: Issue 1, 2018
The Reservoir Quarterly, in conversation with Anna Shimshak, Issue 1, online, 2018
Epic Magazine, Little America, online, 2018
FotoRoom, Ten Female Photographers You Should Know, online, 2017
Oxford American, Eyes on the South, Entwined Narratives, online, 2017
LensCulture, Emerging Talent, online, 2016
Thisispaper, Photography, 2016
Dazed and Confused Magazine, Ten Best of July, online, 2016
Fotografia Magazine, Kathryn Harrison Portrays Her Beloved Schizophrenic Brother, online, 2016
Naked City, International Center of Photography, online, 2015
American Photo On Campus Magazine, Class of 2015, 2015 Creative Quarterly 38-39, in print, 2015

Aperture Magazine, Issue 233: Family, Kathryn Harrison, Text by John Jeremiah Sullivan, in print and online, Winter 2018


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